Criterion

Cri*te"ri*on

(kr?-t?"r?-?n), n.;
pl. Criteria (-), sometimes Criterions (-nz).
[Gr. a means for judging, fr. decider, judge, fr. to separate. See Certain.] A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.
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Of the diseases of the mind there is no criterion.
Donne.
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Inferences founded on such enduring criteria.
Sir G. C. Lewis.

Syn. -- Standard; measure; rule.
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